The History Behind 10 Famous Casinos

Venice, Monaco, Singapore … pair exotic destinations like these with casinos, and unforgettable experiences are promised.

OLBG looked at the history behind the world’s most famous casinos. Based on their reputation and impact, here are 10 that made an indelible mark, listed by opening date.

Casino di Venezia

 Location: Venice, Italy – Date opened: 1638 The word casino originated in Italy, as did the world’s oldest casino—Casino di Venezia.

Casino de Monte-Carlo

– Location: Monaco – Date opened: 1865 Monaco’s Casino de Monte-Carlo is legendary.

Caesars Palace

– Location: Las Vegas – Date opened: 1966 The $25 million, 14-story hotel and casino took its place as the twelfth major hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

Bellagio Hotel & Casino

– Location: Las Vegas – Date opened: 1998 It was touted as being the world’s most expensive casino resort with a price tag of $1.6 billion.

The Venetian Macao

– Location: Macau – Date opened: 2007 Venetian Macao has gondolas skimming through canals and a replica of St. Mark’s Square, as well as curved escalators in the main rotunda.

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